Product information on the RapidRep Reporting Suite
The RapidRep Reporting Suite is a solution for the creation of reports, which are represented with Microsoft Excel. Aditionally any calculation, especially on databases, can be performed (see fields of application). The RapidRep Reporting Suite is available in various editions, which differ in their range of functions. For details, please click here.
The RapidRep Reporting Suite includes the following software components. Programs can be switched between German and English. The extensive documentation is also available in German and English.
The RapidRep Designer is the integrated development environment for the creation and management of report definitions. A report definition contains the implementation of tasks. The Test Runner, the Report Runner and the CLIs will start a calculation when you call such a task with the desired parameter values.
The Designer offers extensive functions which allow to implement different kinds of tasks. Tasks for the creation of reports or the evaluation of test cases require a presentation of the calculation results in the form of Excel workbooks. An Excel template embedded in the report definition is responsible for the visual representation.
RapidRep Report Runner
Using the RapidRep Report Runner you can perform calculations. The calculation result is determined by the parameterised call of a task in a report definition. One of the most common modes of calculation is the execution of SQL statements, particularly the selection and change of data. The array of possible calculations results from the range of functions that a report definition is able to provide. In an optional second step, you can present the data in an Excel workbook (Rendering). The representation is derived from the Excel template embedded in the report definition.
RapidRep Reporting CLI
The Reporting CLI provides much of the Report Runner's functionality via a command line interface (CLI) without a graphical user interface. The CLI commands are usually stored in a batch file and subsequently called manually or by a scheduling program.
The Reporting CLI implements numerous security measures which are especially important for the execution control of CLI scripts.
RapidRep Repository Manager
The administration of RapidRep is handled by the Repository Manager. Since all applications connect to a repository initially, an administrator can here adjust settings which will affect all users no later than their next login. One of the main tasks supported by the Repository Manager is the configuration of authentication and authorisation. In-house security regulations are implemented at a central location. Upgrading to new RapidRep programs might require the table structure in the repository database to be adjusted. The Repository Manager supports the upgrade and if applicable the migration of inventory data almost completely automatically. All adjustments to a repository required by an update are transparent and comprehensible to the administrator.
RapidRep Server und Cloud Monitor
With the Enterprise Edition you have the option to have tasks of services processed in a cloud. The failure of a computer is compensated by other machines without the loss of any information. Here, particularly three functions of RapidRep make the use of RapidRep in a cloud interesting:
- The calculation of results from SQL queries (Calculate Service)
- The presentation of these results in an Excel workbook (Render Service)
- The provision of results to a test and defect management system (Testing Service)
Using RapidRep in a cloud makes it possible to distribute all tasks for these services among separate computers of the cloud, in order to process them parallel instead of processing them in sequence or at least considerably slowed down on your own PC. Especially in case of a large amount of tasks to be processed it is thus helpful to process in parallel.